aahhhh, kazan. we meet again. i must admit, i felt a twinge of panic when we drew you for the group stage. but that was quickly replaced by a surge of excitement at the thought of captain puyol prancing around in freezing weather as if it were a sunny day in the park. i hope we can achieve more than a 0-0 draw this time, but i honestly won’t be able to concentrate on the scoreline if this wednesday’s exhibition will be anything like last year’s. barca brought full-on winter gear – mufflers, gloves, tights, longsleeved shirts, undershirts, big jackets and BLANKETS. y el capitan? might as well have been on the shores of ibiza.
granted it’s only the end of september and the weather forecast for wednesday is just 7C with showers — not the subzero freeze that met them last year — but come on, puyi! there hasn’t been one shirtless post-match photo of you all season! russia will be a good start
down memory lane: photos, a video and a hilarious link after the jump
that deserves another look:
just for perspective, here’s a photo of pep and henry:
and here are the benchWARMERS:
video of the game: at the end, take note of pep warming his hands before shaking kazan’s manager’s hands. it’s so cold, you can see the players’ breaths!
and a funny page from ontd football (i love the gif of shirtless puyi! i’d stay away from the comments though, they’re nasty!)